West Seattle Herald - Obituaries

James Paul LeRoy 1938 ~ 2018

October 8, 1938-June 19, 2018

On June 19, 2018 surrounded by his family, Paul passed away after a long bout with Alzheimer's/Dementia.

Janet C. Capeloto 1933 ~ 2018


March 10, 1933-May 30, 2018

Janet (Jan) passed away after several years of battling dementia. Her husband, Jack passed away three years ago and at that time she moved from Birch Bay to Seattle to be closer to family and friends.

Eda Keith 1913 ~ 2017

On May 21, 2017, Eda Keith, age 103 years and 10 months, passed into eternal life in the loving presence of family and caregivers.

Gayle Ann Seyl 1947 ~ 2017

Gayle Ann (Jung) Seyl, 69, of Kent, WA, passed away unexpectedly on April 25, 2017.  Gayle was born on June 5, 1947 in Seattle to Charles and Klarinell Jung.  She was preceded in death by her husband LCDR Stephen Joseph Seyl, July 4, 2015.

Bennedsen, Deborah Kay

Deborah Kay Bennedsen passed from our world on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at her home in Middleton, Wis., after living with lymphoma and its treatments for a year and a half.  Deb was a tenderhearted nurturer who cared for all manner of living things, including her husband, the love of her life, c

Shirley Ann (Leach) Shepard 1931 ~ 2017

Shirley Ann (Leach) Shepard, 85, of West Seattle, WA passed away peacefully at home on March 31, 2017. Born in Thief River Falls, MN November 5, 1931, Shirley moved to Seattle in 1952. Shirley’s caring presence touched the lives of many while working at the Admiral Way Safeway Store.


Doreen Gretchen Hammond, a lifelong resident of West Seattle was born September 4, 1928 in Seattle, WA. Doreen passed away November 19, 2016 in West Seattle, WA, her home for 88 years. Doreen was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, cousin and friend.

June Elizabeth Soyring Eaton 1927 ~ 2017

June was born to Nestor and Lempi Soyring June 19, 1927 in South Range, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula and was proud to be a “Yooper.” She and her sisters Eleanor and Dorothy were immersed in Finnish culture and language while growing up.

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